Top Questions About Pindo Palm Trees

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Questions About Pindo Palm Trees

Asked by
harrison3489 on
May 26, 2014

Q. How do I care for a pindo palm when the fronds are turning brown?

After a VERY cold winter, my tree has started turning brown. I live in Myrtle Beach, SC and have been told that I have the prettiest tree in our neighborhood. We keep having to remove fronds that are turning brown and they continue to do so. What can I do? HELP

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
May 27, 2014
A.

Be careful to remove only browned fronds. This article may be of interest to you: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2014/02/04/did-the-freeze-kill-my-palms/

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Asked by
Apokryfke on
May 26, 2014

Q. Pindo palm flowers

Last year our pindo palm only got one flower but after fertilizing it we have gotten 15 flowers. The top looks kind of thinner. Is this normal? We have only lived in Florida for two years so palms are new to us. It’s beautiful and I would hate to lose it

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
May 27, 2014
A.

If the only thing you see is that it looks a little thinner, you've got nothing to worry about.

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Asked by
ramirez4684 on
March 24, 2015

Q. My Pindo palm is struggling

I have 3 Pindo palms all getting the same amount of sun and water. One has yellowing fronds and the new fronds have stopped growing half way out of the center of the tree. The other 2 are thriving but the 1 (which is a replacement) seems to be fading.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 24, 2015
Certified Expert
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Though you say they are receiving the same amount of water, watering sufficiently is where I would start.

If one of the plants has recently been replaced, it may require more water to become established.

Here is a link about Pindo Palm care.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/pindo-palm/growing-pindo-palm-trees.htm

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Asked by
inte6131 on
April 22, 2015

Q. How to bring dying pindo palm tree to life

Purchased my Pindo palm tree November 2014. A month later it started getting brown; my landscaper said it is still alive but I don’t see it that way. It is completely brown.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 23, 2015
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Since the problems started soon after planting the palm you may consider how it was planted. Was it placed in the soil at the same level it was growing in the container? How is your soil? Your Pindo Palm needs good well draining soil. Is it receiving adequate water? Or is it over watered?
A good quality fertilizer is important. They should be fertilized during growth periods with a slow release fertilizer. Keep fertilizer 2 feet away from the trunk so that it does not get burned.

I have listed a link about the Pindo Palm and it required care.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/pindo-palm/growing-pindo-palm-trees.htm

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Asked by
KeithJames on
August 30, 2015

Q. Pindo Palm Care – Cutting Leaves

We have a Pindo Palm, which my wife loves. A few of the lower leaves started to turn brown at the same time as others in the garden and once fully brown I trimmed them off. A few others which were partially brown I left to wait. However, the two ones which were about to sprout in the center have turned brown. Is our plant dying? It was planted about one year ago. I am desperate for help, as it was an expensive plant. We live in Houston and had a very wet spring, although for a month our sprinklers were intermittent.

Thanks
Keith

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 31, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Regular maintenance of browning leaves is not uncommon, remove those but do not remove green fronds.

A regular fertilizer schedule may improve the palms health. Use a fertilizer that is formulated for Palms. Look for a ratio of 8-4-12 and follow the application directions. A good schedule is 2 to 3 applications between spring and fall. Sprinkle it around the palm and water in.

Verify that the soil is well draining.
Water when the top 3 inches of soil is dry and water deeply. Use a soaker hose or a slow hose and water in a circle extending out 4 ft in a circle around the base of the palm.
Soggy soil will cause the palm to suffer root rot.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/pindo-palm/growing-pindo-palm-trees.htm

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Asked by
woodsman4563 on
July 9, 2016

Q. Pruning Pindo Palms

Does the limb of the palm that has the fruit on it become a frond with the spikes on it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 10, 2016
Certified Expert
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It may certainly have spines along both edges of the leaf stems.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/pindo-palm/growing-pindo-palm-trees.htm

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Asked by
dbbrowning on
September 5, 2016

Q. pindo palms

What is the best fertilizer for the pindo palm and how often to feed? I live in southern West Virginia.

Thank you,
Don

Answered by
Alisma on
September 5, 2016
Certified Expert
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The best fertilizer would be one specially formulated for palms. These tend to have plenty of nitrogen, potassium, and magnesium, which are especially important to palms.

This article has plenty of information on palm nutrition:

http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/pests/plant_pests/trees/hgic2007.html

This article describes one good fertilization schedule:

http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/trees-and-shrubs/palms-and-cycads/pindo-palm.html

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